Dutchmans breeches

After a slow start, spring ephemeral season is moving very quickly now. Bluebells are finally beginning to bloom, and Dutchman's breeches are just about at their peak along with cutleaf toothwort, spring beauties, and violets. The last of the twinleaf blooms are fading, and the pipe-shaped seed pods are swelling. 

Cub scouts and friends playing in the Osage orange grove

As we plan to celebrate the conservation easement on the Marianist Nature Preserve, we want to hear about the ways you have prayed, played, learned and found community at MSJ.

Since we're unable to offer hikes and retreats until the Coronovirus risk has passed, we're re-publishing some online tools and resources you can use to continue to deepend your relationship with creation as spring unfolds all around us.